Eating healthy and knowing what to eat during pregnancy is an essential part of being pregnant. But what is healthy? It seems like the list of what expecting mothers can or can’t eat is always changing. In this video, registered dietitian Sheila Kelly breaks down pregnancy nutrition in simple terms. Avoid processed foods or store bought lunchmeats. Eating most fish is OK but don’t overdo it. Stay away from fish with high levels of mercury like swordfish, shark and tilefish. Dairy is great for you and your baby as long as it is pasteurized so cheeses like Brie, Goat and Feta are ruled out. And when you’re thirsty, pour yourself a tall glass of water; a drink that never goes out of style!
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